- Charles Collins
- Jun 29, 2020
Pope Francis on Thursday approved a miracle attributed to two of the visionaries who say they saw apparitions of the Virgin Mary in Fatima in 1917. The pope was already scheduled to visit the Marian shrine to mark the 100th anniversary of the event.
Jonathan Reyes said the event — “Convocation of Catholic Leaders: The Joy of the Gospel in America” July 1-4 in Orlando — will be a sign of unity for the church because it will bring diverse groups together to discuss and share not only their challenges but more importantly, their ideas, resources and tools for moving forward.
In guidelines for the application of Pope Francis’s “Amoris Laetitia”, the bishops of Malta say that divorced and civilly remarried Catholics who, with “an informed and enlightened conscience,” believe they’re at peace with God,”cannot be precluded from participating in the sacraments.”
If there is one candidate to be an unchanging institution in the Vatican, a safe bet would be its venerable newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano. At least until this week, when there is a new, Argentine edition mixing Roman with local content. And its editor isn’t even Catholic.
Holly Peterson, director of communications for Communion and Liberation in New York, said the event, now in its ninth year, hopes to provide “a place of dialogue and friendship with everyone and anyone, in the heart of the city.”
Bishop Edward J. Burns of Juneau will take the reins of the Diocese of Dallas, the Vatican announced on Tuesday December 13. He will replace Cardinal Kevin Farrell, who moved to Rome to take over the role of head of the Vatican dicastery for Laity, Family and Life.